Early Modern

Resources for early modernists.

Nicolaes Maes, 'Eavesdropper with a Scolding Woman' (1655), from the Web Gallery of Art
My main early modern research interests are crime and legal history, women and gender, and Welsh and British history. I've been collecting online resources for early modernists since c.1999 and blogging since 2004.

Early Modern Resources

Early Modern Resources is a research portal for the early modern period (c.1500-1800 CE), which lists websites that are free to access and focuses on high-quality resources suitable for advanced research, study and teaching.


Early Modern Commons

EMC is an aggregator for blogs covering the period c.1500-1800 C.E. It is intended as a resource to help readers to keep up with early modern blogging, and to connect with people who share their interests.


London Lives Paupers and Petitioners

Building on the earlier Petitions project, a project about paupers and petitioners who gave accounts of themselves to authorities in London Lives records.

Paupers »

Defamation and Gender

Work in progress, creating a digital edition of my MA thesis research on sexual defamation in 17th-century York.

Defamation »

London Lives Petitions

A research project and data for approximately 10,000 eighteenth-century petitions addressed to London magistrates, originally digitised as part of London Lives.

Petitions »

Early Modern Crime and the Law

A website gathering together resources and material from my research on crime in early modern Britain.

Crime »

Early Modern Crime Bibliography

Searchable bibliography on crime, disputes and disorder, criminal law and courts, punishment, mainly in Britain, western Europe and north America.

Bibliography »

Women's Lives in the British Civil Wars

A microsite focusing on women's voices and experiences of the British Civil Wars, with source extracts, images and mini-biographies.

War Lives »